In this video, the popular Epic Gardening channel introduces us to the fun topic of growing crops in a post-apocalyptic world. This is based on experience – our presenter took the challenge of surviving entirely for 30 days on food that he either foraged, fished or grew himself!
Here are nine crops that are going to be your friend in any sort of self-reliant scenario.
Good calories, protein, vitamins and minerals. Can be grown in various conditions and systems.
A Dent corn variety is advised for survival, which can be dried and used as cornflour / corn meal. Can be grown together with beans, which can be trained to grow up the corn!
Winter squash works perfectly combined with beans and corn – and these three together are an ancient combination known as the “three sisters”. The squash grows horizontally, giving good ground cover to help retain soil moisture. Winter squash is nutritious and stores well.
Easy to grow and retains most of its nutrient quality when cooked. Can also be preserved by fermentation.
Regarded as a staple survival crop. Calorie dense, store well when stored correctly. Can be grown in grow bags, 5 gal buckets, raised beds and directly in the ground. They can also produce a “set and forget” bumper crop – and you may even find that you get “free potatoes” in future from ones that were accidentally left behind! Tons of ways to prepare them of course.
Not calorically dense but highly nutritious. High cold tolerance relative to other crops. Can store well if dehydrated.
7. Sweet Potatoes
These take much longer to grow than ordinary potatoes. Interestingly, you can also eat the greens (don’t ever do that with ordinary potatoes) and a further benefit is that they will just keep going and you can be pulling ongoing edible crop.
Dried lentils are a fantastic long-term survival food with great nutritional qualities.
For one example – a good rosemary bush will provide aromatic flavour, medicinal qualities and will provide you with fresh rosemary for your kitchen for years if not decades. For a fantastic full list of 250+ herbs with tutorials on their use check out the list of herbs from herbs-info.com.
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